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In 2006, Kresge Library and the Senate Library Committee inaugurated the annual Authors at Oakland University event devoted to the theme of A Celebration of the Book. Of course, in many fields of knowledge, the journal article is the lifeblood of scholarship; thus the second Authors at OU event became A Celebration of the Journal. From that point on the event has rotated between celebrations of the book and the journal article. At each event, faculty publications in the year’s celebrated format from the previous two years are honored and displayed. Also, two representative authors are selected by the Senate Library Committee to present brief presentations on their highlighted work. NOTE: Authors at Oakland 2020 was cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.


Invitation to Authors at Oakland 2022.


March 16, 2022 - Celebration of the Book


Erin Dwyer, Associate Professor, History
Mastering Emotions: Feelings, Power, and Slavery in the United States

Crystal VanKooten, Associate Professor, Writing and Rhetoric
Transfer across media: Using digital video in the teaching of writing




Invitation to Authors at Oakland 2021.


March 10, 2021 - Celebration of the Journal Article


Katie Greer
A call to action for librarians: Countering conspiracy theories in the age of QAnon

Zexin “Marsha” Ma
Effects of immersive stories on prosocial attitudes and willingness to help: Testing psychological mechanisms

Invitation | OU Authors | OUWB Authors | Lepkowski Award Winners



Invitation to Authors at Oakland 2019.


March 20, 2019 - Celebration of the Journal Article


Suzanne Spencer-Wood
The Creation of the American Playground Movement by Reform Women, 1885-1930: A feminist Analysis of Materialized Ideological Transformations in Gender Identities and Power Dynamics

T.J. Jourian
Sexua-romanticised Pathways of Transmasculine College Students in the USA




Invitation to Authors at Oakland 201


March 14, 2018 - Celebration of the Book


Dominique Daniel
Oakland University

Caryn Wells
Mindfullness: How School Leaders Can Reduce Stress and Thrive on the Job




Invitation to Authors at Oakland 2017


March 15, 2017 - Celebration of the Journal Article


Maria Paino
The Closing Door: The Effects of Race on Charter School Closures
Sociological Perspectives, XX(X), 1-21 (Online First)

Lori Burrington
Neighborhood Structure, Immigrant Status, and Youth Violence: Assessing the Role of Parental Supervision
Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, 13(4), 367-390




Invitation to Authors at Oakland 2016


March 16, 2016 - Celebration of the Book


Henry Gooren
Anthropology of Religious Conversion

Shea Howell
A Detroit Story: Ideas Whose Time Has Come

Invitation | Celebrated Authors



Invitation to Authors at Oakland 2015


March 18, 2015 - Celebration of the Journal Article


Justin Remeselnik
Serious Immobilities: Andy Warhol, Erik Satie and the Furniture Film

Terri L. Orbuch
Early Family Ties and Marital Stability Over 16 Years: The Context of Race and Gender

Invitation | Celebrated Authors


2012 Invitation

October 29, 2014 - Celebration of the Book

Jo Reger
Everywhere and Nowhere: Contemporary Feminism in the United States

Emery Petchauer
Schooling Hip-Hop: Expanding Hip-Hop Based Education Across the Curriculum


Invitation | Celebrated Authors




2012 Invitation


March 20, 2013 - Celebration of the Journal

Claude Baillargeon
Construction Photography and the Rhetoric of Fundraising: The Maison Durandelle Sacre-Coeur Commission

Jennifer Vonk
Bear 'Count' Too: Quantity Estimation and Comparison in Black Bears, Ursus Americanus


Invitation | Celebrated Authors





2012 Invitation


March 21, 2012 - Celebration of the Book

Kathleen Battles
Calling all cars: Radio dragnets and the technology of policing.

Barbara Oakley
Cold-blooded kindness: Neuroquirks of a codependent killer, or just give me a shot at loving you, dear, and other reflections on helping that hurts.


Invitation | Celebrated Authors



Authors @ Oakland


March 23, 2011 - Celebration of the Journal

Jeffrey Insko
The Logic of Left Alone: The Pioneers and the Conditions of U.S. Privacy. American Literature 81(4), 659-685.

Laura Pittiglio
Coping with HIV: Perspectives of Mothers. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care 20(3), 184-192.


Invitation | Celebrated Authors





Authors @ OU - 2008


March 24, 2010 - Celebration of the Book

Linda K. Benson
Across China's Gobi: The Lives of Evangeline French, Mildred Cable, and Francesca French of the China Inland Mission.

Valerie Palmer-Mehta
"Flavor of Love and the Rise of Neo-Mistrelsy on Reality Television" in Pimps, Wimps, Studs, Thugs and Gentlemen: Essays on Media Images of Masculinity.
"Reality Television: The Business of Mediating (Extra)Ordinary Life" in The Business of Entertainment: Television.


Invitation | Celebrated Authors



Authors @ OU - 2009


March 4, 2009 - Celebration of the Journal

Natalie B. Cole
Dickens and gender: Recent studies, 1992-2007. Dickens Studies Annual, 39, 305-396.

Elizabeth Kraemer & Shawn Lombardo
The librarian, the machine, or a little of both: A comparative study of three information literacy pedagogies at Oakland University (with Frank Lepkowski). College & Research Libraries, 68(4), 330-342.


Invitation | Celebrated Authors | Event Photos



Authors @ OU - 2008


March 19, 2008 - Celebration of the Book

Thomas C. Pedroni
Market Movements: African American Involvement in School Voucher Reform. New York: Routledge, 2007.

Annette Gilson
New Light [a novel]. Seattle, WA: Black Heron Press, 2006.


Invitation | Celebrated Authors | Event Photos | Article in The Fountain




Authors @ OU - 2007


March 22, 2007 - Celebration of the Journal

Cheryl Riley-Doucet
"Beliefs about the Controllability of Pain," Journal of Family Nursing, 2005, 11(3): 225-241.

Donald O. Mayer
"Public Interest and Private Rights in Eminent Domain," Business Law Review, 2006, 39: 57-75.


Invitation | Celebrated Authors




Authors @ OU - 2006


March 29, 2006 - Celebration of the Book 

David A. Dulio
Vital Signs: Perspectives on the Health of American Campaigning [co-author: Candice J. Nelson]. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, c2005.

Jo Reger (editor)
Different Wavelengths: Studies of the Contemporary Women's Movement. New York: Routledge, 2005.


Invitation | Celebrated Authors | Event Photos




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